David Bedein

A word to the wise is not censorship

Israel’s school system decides to discourage Arab-Jewish romance., 1/5/2016, 8:09 AM

What do Syrian children learn in school?

If their textbooks are any indication, the countries accepting Syrian refugee families are in for a shock., 12/8/2015, 3:30 PM

The post Munich 'Golda Doctrine' and Mahmoud Abbas

Israel did not sit idly by when, after the horrific Munich massacre, Germany released the imprisoned terrorists in order to save the passengers on a hijacked Lufthansa flight. It has not, however, finished the job., 12/3/2015, 8:36 AM

Legacy of the Mufti and Hitler: The facts

Putting the facts on the table about the Mufti and Hitler., 10/23/2015, 3:20 PM

"For Internal Use Only"?

Hamas fighters in the Palestinian Security Forces? Not for public consumption., 10/12/2015, 9:00 AM

Yogi Bear, Yogi Berra, and the Misreading of Media Mishaps

Is it bias or ignorance?, 9/29/2015, 3:10 PM

Ignore the Warnings of Alberto Nisman at Your Peril

Iran's place in world terror has been thoroughly investigated. The person who did it did not live to tell the tale., 8/20/2015, 8:55 AM

Solving UNRWA School Budget Crisis – through UNRWA School Reform

Here's an idea: UNRWA could stop teaching students to grow up and destroy israel. , 8/10/2015, 9:06 AM

From Tehran to UNRWA: The New US-UNRWA Accord

The chance to change the "refugees" lives for the better has been missed., 7/26/2015, 5:10 PM

Michael Oren, Profile in Courage

Oren's revelations were not cheap shots to promote his new book. They were evidence of his integrity., 6/22/2015, 12:18 PM

Who is Really Behind BDS? We Can Cut Off BDS at the Spigot

How can we fight the flow of finances to BDS?, 6/5/2015, 8:44 AM

From 1998-2006, Jerusalem's Papal Nuncio was Pro-Israel

The late Papal Nuncio was sensitive to anti-Semitism and tried to combat it in the PA curriculum. The Vatican listened at the time, but seems to have forgotten that it can be a real force for peace., 5/19/2015, 1:00 PM

Israel's Baskin Case

An expose of the non-factual facts presented by a well-known leftist columnist who writes in English., 4/27/2015, 11:02 AM

How You can Influence Policy Guidelines for the New Coalition

A good look at the challenges facing the new government., 4/14/2015, 3:15 PM

Killer Allocations

Funds that Israel transfers to the Palestinian Authority., 4/2/2015, 7:43 AM

A Neglected Issue of the Israeli Electoral Campaign

Netanyahu rescinded on a Palestinian Arab State, but he must explain that using Langfan's maps showing ​the proximity of missiles ​from a Palestinian State to Israel's population centers., 3/18/2015, 8:19 AM

Illusions and Delusions of Michael Oren in the WSJ

A new Israeli politician with a “new approach”? Not quite. It may, however, be a way to make friends in Washington., 3/8/2015, 8:18 AM

Post Peres Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PPTSS)

Coping with Peres׳ promise of Peace., 2/22/2015, 7:13 AM

Northern Attack and Media-Induced Mass Israeli Insomnia

The media were wrong about where the attack took place. And we should be worried about that fact., 1/29/2015, 11:32 AM

Vindication: PA Armed Hamas with Israeli Weapons

After 20 years of enduring vilification for reporting Hamas-PA armed collusion, documentation emerges., 1/23/2015, 7:05 AM

UNRWA Textbook Excerpts: Education for War

Legislators who fund UNRWA are now confronted with the reality of UNRWA Education for War - with Israel., 12/18/2014, 5:52 AM

The Hijacking of Rachel's Tomb

UNRWA schools now teach that Rachel's tomb is a shrine to a Moslem. , 11/4/2014, 3:32 PM

Tie Strings to UNRWA's Appeal for Funds

The phenomenon of unaccounted millions allocated for humanitarian aid needs to be challenged, along with several other issues in UNRWA. , 10/17/2014, 2:05 PM

Jewish Journalist Colleagues: Stop the Self-Censorship

The new film UNWRA Goes to War is a must screen for the forthcoming session of the American Jewish Press Association. , 10/9/2014, 11:21 AM

UNRWA at War: Reactions to the Gaza Operation

A must-read examination of UNRWA statements and actions during the Israeli-Hamas conflict of 2014., 9/12/2014, 4:03 PM

From "Fabrication" to Validation: UNRWA and Hamas

The UNRWA responded to irrefutable evidence that Hamas embedded itself in UNRWA facilities. The writer has been claiming - and proving -that for years, only to be accused of fabrication by UNRWA spokesmen. :, 7/18/2014, 6:27 AM

When a Ceasefire is not a Ceasefire

Advice to jounalists: The three Arabic nuanced terms being discussed with Hamas as a resolution to the current situation have nothing to do with a “cease fire”., 7/15/2014, 2:21 PM

The UNRWA "Peace Ambassador" Who Sings For Terror

Mohammed Assaf, Arab Idol competition winner, sings a tune whose notes have nothing to do with goodwill or peace. He is a UNRWA alumnus., 6/2/2014, 11:27 AM

Martin Indyk's Moment of Questionable Judgment

An instance of questionable judgment from which he has not wavered, has hovered over him for 18 years and inflicted untold damage on Israel and the Palestinian Arabs., 4/14/2014, 6:45 AM

Should the People of Israel Become the Jews of Silence?

A message for Passover., 4/6/2014, 1:20 AM

If the Gov't Were Freeing the Murderer of Your Child?

Close your eyes: how would you feel if the gov't were freeing the convicted murderer of your loved one?, 3/27/2014, 12:11 PM

What You Can Do to Correct UNRWA Education for Violence

Citizens have power. Here is what citizens and legislators from donor nations can do to correct UNRWA indiscretions; Follow up on briefings in Knesset, Congress and UK Parliament., 3/26/2014, 12:02 PM

The UNRWA Curriculum Content that does not exist

Touted UNRWA Curriculum content on lauding civil rights leaders is a change that does not exist., 2/17/2014, 12:41 PM

Canada Can Jump Start the Peace Process

Canada has a leadership role which can allow it to do something significant to reduce one of the most difficult obstacles to peace., 1/20/2014, 7:47 AM

Covering Ariel Sharon's 2001-06 Term as Prime Minister

A newsman's report of what transpired before and after the destruction of Gush Katif., 1/15/2014, 10:44 AM

A Mandela Moment in Jerusalem

The Mandela Institute went the way of Oslo. Threats work., 12/10/2013, 11:56 AM

Recalling the Day President John Kennedy Died

Everyone remembers where they were and what they did when certain events occurred. Kennedy's assassination, as PM YItzchak Rabin's, is one of them., 11/22/2013, 6:43 AM

End Result of Israel-PA Talks Reached 8 Years Ago

The possible conclusion of current Israel Palestinian Authority talks was reached over 8 years ago., 11/4/2013, 8:46 AM

Netanyahu and Abbas Speak of the Grand Mufti

Why did Netanyahu decide to talk about the Mufti in his Bar Ilan speech?, 10/11/2013, 8:34 AM

Netanyahu's Next Speech at the United Nations

Netanyahu's UN speech is an outline that can suit several other targets. Let's start with Mahmoud Abbas and rip into the integrity of the PLO and its leader., 10/2/2013, 10:46 AM

10 Questions Jewish Leaders Could Ask Abbas in New York

One example: Ask Abbas why the new Palestinian Authority city, Rawabi, built near teeming UNRWA 'refugee' facilities, will not allow UNRWA camp residents to live there. , 9/25/2013, 8:54 AM

Germany is the Supplier of WMD Technology to Syria

Those who enabled Syria to use WMD should pay the price., 9/10/2013, 3:47 PM

Should US AID Place Conditions on donations to UNRWA?

UNWRA educational funds from the USA should have non-incitement strings tied to them., 8/29/2013, 6:09 PM

IDF Gen. Nitzan Alon, What Happened to Due Process?

There is a sneaking suspicion that there is a personal vendetta at play in the shocking arrest of Boaz Albert., 8/19/2013, 9:22 AM

Profile of a US Citizen Killed in Israel by Terrorists

Is American blood important to the American government?, 8/12/2013, 11:48 AM

To Eric Cantor: Are Killers of US Citizens on the List?

US House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is coming to Israel tonight. He should be asking Peres and Netanyahu: Are killers of Americans among the felons to be released?, 8/11/2013, 7:08 AM

Killers Not Yet Free: Demand Israel Adhere to Penal Law

The barbaric terrorist murderers are still incarcerated, pending progress in negotiations. You still have time to act and affect the process by focusing on the issue here., 7/31/2013, 5:37 AM

Prevent Premeditated Murder Through Due Process

How to best deal with the government decision to free terrorists., 7/29/2013, 7:05 AM

Revoke a License to Kill: Let the Government Know Now

This call to reject freeing terrorists - see below for how to join the effort - is written from the perspective of a social work professional with training in criminology who now works in the media., 7/28/2013, 8:53 AM

Global Anti-Semitism Forum Has a "New State" to Tackle

Imagine a state with the principles stated below. Will the Global Forum Against Anti-Semit​ism tackle this new anti-Semit​ic state now in formation?, 5/29/2013, 4:58 PM

Assessing Alan Dershowitz' View of Peace

Professor Alan Dershowitz did not base his latest book on what the Palestinian Authority conveys in the Arabic language, in their own media, to their own people, but rather on what he hopes they would be saying., 5/3/2013, 5:59 PM

Fayyad is Hardly a Moderate

A hard look at Salim Fayyad's record paints a very different picture than the one the world has adopted., 4/28/2013, 12:05 AM

Kerry, Do This First

First, conduct a short inquiry to gauge the readiness of the PA for a peace process. The writer suggested these steps to the visiting Canadian PM, but they are just as applicable to Kerry - if not more., 4/11/2013, 9:23 AM

NGO Tells Visiting Canadian FM How to Investigate PA

The Jerusalem-based Israel Resource News Agency, Center for Near East Policy Research, provides the visiting Canadian Foreign Minister with a ten-step process for a long-overdue, thorough inquiry into PA use of foreign aid funds., 4/4/2013, 8:12 AM

The Palestinian Arab Educational Track Record

PA education at your fingertips., 4/2/2013, 11:23 PM

US Military Help to PA Forces Won't Mitigate Violence

There is no reason to assume that US Military Assistance to Palestinian Security Forces will restrain Hamas or mitigate against violence. PA forces have a history of turning on Israelis. , 2/26/2013, 6:48 PM

Archive: Getting to the Issue with Livni

Archive: Philadelphia Bulletin interview with Israel Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni's spokesman following Livni=Abbas meeting, September 20, 2006. A sign of things to come if Livni oversees negotiations with Abbas., 2/20/2013, 6:31 AM